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Table 4 Proportion of students by HIV risk perception and reasons for risk perception in Debre-berhan Town, January 2010

From: Perception of High School Students on risk for acquiring HIV and utilization of Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) service for HIV in Debre-berhan Town, Ethiopia: a quantitative cross-sectional study

Variable M (%) F (%) Total (%)
Risk perception
  Low 154 (45.4) 169 (49.9) 323 (95.3)
  High 7 (2) 9 (2.7) 16 (4.7)
Reasons for risk
  Had sex without condom 4 (1.2) 8 (2.4) 12 (3.6)
  Injury with contaminated material 2 (0.6) ------ 2 (0.6)
  Had sex with prostitution 1 (0.3) ------ 1 (0.3)
  Had sex with HIV positive person ----- 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3)
Reasons for not at risk
  Never had sex 144 (42.5) 165 (48.7) 309 (91.2)
  Use condom 11 (3.2) 2 (0.6) 13 (3.8)
  Faithful to partner 6 (1.8) 6 (1.8) 12 (3.6)
  1. NB: Percents will not add up to 100, as multiple responses are possible.